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Popular places to visit in Downtown Berkeley

Historic Berkeley
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Historic Berkeley

Find out about the history of Berkeley when you take a trip to Historic Berkeley. Make time to visit the area's shops, or simply enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Pier 39
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Pier 39

4.5/5(6,817 reviews)

This waterfront attraction offers thrilling rides, innovative street performers and colorful souvenir shops, but it’s the sea lions that win the day. 

Golden Gate Bridge
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Golden Gate Bridge

4.5/5(7,244 reviews)

Cars trundle across it and ships sail under it, but the best way to experience this iconic bridge is on foot. 

Alcatraz Island
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Alcatraz Island

4.5/5(2,752 reviews)

Escape to “The Rock,” home of the infamous and abandoned island prison, and discover how it earned a reputation as a cold and unforgiving place.

Golden Gate Park
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Golden Gate Park

4.5/5(5,122 reviews)

This beloved park offers relaxation among trees, flowers and wildlife, right in San Francisco’s backyard. 

San Francisco Bay
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San Francisco Bay

4.5/5(4,669 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at San Francisco Bay, a popular spot to commune with nature in San Francisco. Make some time to visit the shops while you're in the area.

Top things to do in Downtown Berkeley

City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of California
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City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of California

$10
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of California
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of California

$20
Per adult
Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of California
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of California

$10
Per adult
Wacky Walks Scavenger Hunt Adventure of California
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Wacky Walks Scavenger Hunt Adventure of California

$10
Per adult
San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

$44
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Private Tour: San Francisco Sightseeing - 3 Hour
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Private Tour: San Francisco Sightseeing - 3 Hour

$270
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Top Hotels in Downtown Berkeley

Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Hotel Shattuck Plaza
4 out of 5
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $121 per night from Nov 17 to Nov 18

Located in Downtown Berkeley, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Telegraph Avenue, University of California, Berkeley, and Greek Theater. Berkeley Marina is ...

4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)

"Incredible hotel - great location, very clean, gorgeous & comforting. The staff has been so kind & accommodating. I have enjoyed every minute of my stay. Hotel Shattuck Plaza has exceeded all of my expectations."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Nash Hotel
Nash Hotel
2 out of 5
2045 UNIVERSITY AVE, Berkeley, CA
The price is $99 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24

Located in Downtown Berkeley, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Telegraph Avenue, University of California, Berkeley, and Greek Theater. Berkeley Marina is ...

3.3/5 (164 reviews)
Excellent stay

"Had booked this hotel at the last moment, and was very pleasantly surprised on reaching this place, and had an absolutely excellent stay there. Having a shared bathroom should not deter anyone from booking since the place is spick and span, and kept extremely clean. The people running the hotel were ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2019

Nash Hotel
Cosy Berkeley Apartments Across UC Berkeley #121
Cosy Berkeley Apartments Across UC Berkeley #121
3.5 out of 5
University Avenue 2070, Berkeley, CA

Located in Downtown Berkeley, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Telegraph Avenue, University of California, Berkeley, and Greek Theater. Berkeley ...

Cosy Berkeley Apartments Across UC Berkeley #121
Cosy Berkeley Apartments 10 min to UC Berkeley 209d
Cosy Berkeley Apartments 10 min to UC Berkeley 209d
3.5 out of 5
Dwight Way 1927, Berkeley, CA

Located in Downtown Berkeley, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Telegraph Avenue and University of California, Berkeley. Greek Theater and Berkeley ...

Cosy Berkeley Apartments 10 min to UC Berkeley 209d
Berkeley Apartments Near UC Berkeley
Berkeley Apartments Near UC Berkeley
University Avenue 2070, Berkeley, CA

Located in Downtown Berkeley, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Telegraph Avenue, University of California, Berkeley, and Greek Theater. Berkeley ...

Berkeley Apartments Near UC Berkeley
Cosy Berkeley Apartments 10 min to UC Berkeley 108d
Cosy Berkeley Apartments 10 min to UC Berkeley 108d
3.5 out of 5
Dwight Way 1927, Berkeley, CA

Located in Downtown Berkeley, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Telegraph Avenue and University of California, Berkeley. Greek Theater and Berkeley ...

Cosy Berkeley Apartments 10 min to UC Berkeley 108d
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Other neighborhoods in Oakland

Telegraph Avenue which includes outdoor art and a city

South Berkeley

While you're in South Berkeley, take in top sights like Telegraph Avenue and jump on the metro at Ashby Station to see more of the city.

South Berkeley
Gourmet Ghetto

North Berkeley

4/5Very Good!(14 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in North Berkeley, Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden and Historic Berkeley are top sights worth seeing.

North Berkeley
A mini succulent garden made from plants & a pot from Cactus Jungle Nursery in Berkeley.

Northwest Berkeley

3.5/5Good!(136 area reviews)

Even though there aren't top sights in Northwest Berkeley, you can explore the larger area and take in top sights like Berkeley Marina. Jump on the metro at North Berkeley Station to see more of the city.

Northwest Berkeley
Barney's Steak-cut fries...just amazing!

Rockridge

Be sure to check out the restaurants and shopping while you're strolling through Rockridge, and hop on the metro at Rockridge Station to see more of the surrounding area.

Rockridge
Berkeley Marina showing a bay or harbor

West Berkeley

3.5/5Good!(87 area reviews)

While there might not be top attractions in West Berkeley, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Berkeley Marina and Golden Gate Fields.

West Berkeley
Fantastic view of San Francisco from Grizzly Peak in Berkeley.

Berkeley Hills

5/5Exceptional!(2 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Berkeley Hills, Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden and Indian Rock Park are top sights worth seeing.

Berkeley Hills

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